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Claiton Bau

Claiton Henrique Dotto Bau Claiton H. D. Bau is Professor of Genetics at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre - Brazil. He is the principal investigator of the adultsection of the ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. Professor Claiton's research focuses on developing and/or implementing a wide range of approaches to enhance the knowledge on the clinical, genetic, pharmacogenetic, neuroimaging and neuropsychological aspects of ADHD in adults. He is also interested in the phenotypic characterization and genetic variation associated to substance use disorders and related psychiatric disorders.

Eugenio Horacio Grevet

Eugenio Horacio Grevet is Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Eugenio Horacio Grevetthe Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre and he also has experience as a clinical psychiatrist. He has developed works related to the cognitive effects of catecholamine precursor restriction on attention, mood and memory on adult healthy volunteers during his master in neurochemistry until 2000. In 2001, together with Prof. Claiton H. D. Bau, Prof. Paulo Belmonte-de-Abreu and Dr. Carlos A. I. Salgado, started the first ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) for adults in Brazil, which is associated to the major teaching hospital of UFRGS. His research interest involves different aspects of the clinical heterogeneity of ADHD in adults, including the effects of comorbidities, personality profiles and ADHD subtypes.

Researchers

  • Felipe Picon

    I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil. I'm also a PhD student at UFRGS at the Adult ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) and my work is focused on Resting State Functional Connectivity fMRI of ADHD. I attended a training in fMRI at the MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (2009) and then went to work with Prof. FX Castellanos's team to learn how to process RSFC-fMRI images in 2010. Right now I am the coordinator of the imaging acquisition of the Brazilian National Institute for Developmental Psychiatry Cohort in Porto Alegre, where we are already
    acquiring the 3-year follow-up images of a community sample of kids with and without ADHD and comorbidities.
  • Renata Cupertino

    I am a master's student from the department of Genetics and Molecular Biology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS. I am interest in evaluating the effect of genetic variation and environmental factors on ADHD in adults. I am using neuropsychological and genotypic information to study how these factors – and its interactions – could influence the cognitive deficits and symptoms observed in these patients.
  • Bruna Santos da Silva

    Bruna S da SilvaI am a pharmacist and I am currently a master's degree student in the graduate program in genetics and molecular biology (PPGBM) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). My research is focused on investigating the role of genes related to the stress system, more specifically the ones involved in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis on ADHD and substance use disorders. Considering that, in psychiatric genetics, the HPA axis plays an important role in regulating central nervous system neurotransmitter, including behavior, and the study of gene-gene interactions is an important issue in this sense, we use analyses of evidence-based hypotheses to search for these possible interactions between candidate genes in such mental disorders.

  • Vitor Carlos Thumé Breda

    Vitor BredaI have joined the ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) research team in 2012, when I started my master's studies at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre – Brazil. I am a clinical psychiatrist and my research involves evaluating reliability and validity aspects of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD in adults. I am currently studying the impact of third party information in the diagnosis of ADHD in adults.

  • Paula Guimarães da Silva

    Paula Guimaraes da SilvaI am a clinical psychologist and PhD student at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Porto Alegre/Brazil), working in the ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH), which is associated to the university teaching hospital. My research interests involve the characterization of the neuropsychological profile of adults with ADHD. I am currently working on obtaining follow-up data from adults with ADHD that were assessed by the research group seven years ago.

  • Diego Luiz Rovaris

    Diego L RovarisI am graduated in biomedical sciences (2011) and I obtained a master's degree in the graduate program in genetics and molecular biology (PPGBM) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - RS - Brazil (2013). In 2013 I also stared my PhD project at PPGBM. My research is focused in hypothesis-driven gene-gene interactions among genes involved in the negative feedback of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and their impact on ADHD and related comorbidities, especially substance use disorders. Additionally, I am exploring evidence-based interactions between HPA axis genes and genes related to neurotransmission on ADHD.

  • Eduardo Schneider Vitola

    Eduardo S VitolaI am a clinical psychiatrist and I am part of the ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) research team. I obtained my medical and master's degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre - Brazil. My main research interest involves ADHD and other Disruptive Behaviour Disorders in adults, as well as the interplay between these disorders and their consequences in adulthood.

  • Rafael Gomes Karam

    Rafael KaramI am a clinical psychiatrist and I am interest in better understanding ADHD phenotype in adults, mainly focused on issues related to the diagnosis and course of the disorder. The focus of my research has been ADHD persistence and remission in adults diagnosed at adulthood. For the last few years, our research group has implemented a task-force to obtain follow-up data from the subjects of our original sample, that started baseline assessment in 2003 and follow-up assessment in 2010. I have been involved in coordinating, collecting and analyzing these 7-year follow-up data in regards to the persistence of ADHD symptoms and comorbidity outcomes.

  • Marcelo Victor

    Marcelo VictorI am a clinical psychiatrist and I have recently finished my PhD in Psychiatry (2014) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil. My research is mainly focused on the therapeutic response to methylphenidate of patients with persistent ADHD (i.e. adults with ADHD). I am also in charge of the pharmacogenetics database of our local sample

  • Verônica Contini

    Veronica ContiniI obtained my PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology (2011) from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre/Brazil, and worked for one year as a post doctoral researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Developmental Psychiatry for Children and Adolescents (2012). During my PhD, I focused on the pharmacogenetics of response to methylphenidate in adults with ADHD. Currently, I am working as an assistant professor at the Postgraduate Program in Biotechnology, Centro Universitário UNIVATES, Lajeado/Brazil, and starting a collaborative research on genetics of ADHD at the ADHD Outpatient Program (ProDAH) of UFRGS.

  • Nina Roth Mota

    Nina Roth MotaI earned my PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 2013 and I am currently working as a post doctoral researcher at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/Brazil. During my PhD I spent one year in King's College London working in collaboration with Prof. Philip Asherson – one of the PIs of the IMpACT UK group. One of my main research focuses is the role of epistasis (gene-gene interaction effects) on the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of adult ADHD and associated comorbidities and personality profiles. Our key approach to investigate such interaction effects relies on the use of evidence-based hypotheses (e.g. the use of available protein-protein interaction data from biochemical and experimental studies). I also have a special interest in the influence of dopaminergic genes in these behavior phenotypes.

  • Katiane Silva

    Katiane SilvaI am a clinical psychologist and I am currently also working as a postdoc at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre/Brazil. I have recently finished my PhD (2013), which was mainly focused on neuropsychological deficits in adults with ADHD and the effects of comorbidities. I am the coordinator of the neuropsychological research team of the adult section of the ADHD Outpatient Program, associated to the major teaching hospital of UFRGS.

  • Paulo Silva Belmonte-de-Abreu

    Paulo Belmonte de AbreuProfessor Paulo S. Belmonte-de-Abreu is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre. He is one of the pioneers of the adult ADHD research team, focusing on clinical phenotypes, molecular biology and neuroimaging in Adult ADHD. In addition to his work and interest in ADHD, most of his research extended to psychiatric phenotypes, neuroimaging, biochemistry and new treatments in schizophrenia and related disorders.

  • Carlos Alberto Iglesias Salgado

    Carlos I SalgadoI am a senior psychiatrist specilized in Substance Abuse/Dependence at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). I am currently working as a clinical advisor at ProDAH - Program of Atention Deficit/Hyperactivitivy of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). My research is focused on correlations of Temperament and Character and ADHD and comorbidities.